Oppenheimer Asset Management Has Raised Its Nuance Communications (NUAN) Holding; Esco Technologies (ESE) Has 1.4 Sentiment

February 21, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc increased Nuance Communications Inc (NUAN) stake by 11.53% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc acquired 29,420 shares as Nuance Communications Inc (NUAN)’s stock rose 11.20%. The Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc holds 284,553 shares with $4.47M value, up from 255,133 last quarter. Nuance Communications Inc now has $4.85B valuation. The stock decreased 0.36% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $16.5. About 1.32M shares traded. Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) has risen 16.56% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.14% the S&P500.

ESCO Technologies Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and supplies engineered products and systems for utility, industrial, aerospace, and commercial applications worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.60 billion. The companyÂ’s Filtration segment supplies filtration and fluid control products, including filter elements, manifolds, assemblies, modules, indicators, custom and standard valves, filters, regulators, actuators, and other related components; and elastomeric signature reduction solutions. It has a 20.62 P/E ratio. The Company’s RF Shielding and Test segment creates and makes RF test facilities, acoustic test enclosures, RF and magnetically shielded rooms, secure communication facilities, RF measurement systems, and broadcast and recording studios; and components, such as RF absorptive materials, RF filters, active compensation systems, antennas, antenna masts, turntables, electric and magnetic probes, RF test cells, proprietary measurement software, and other test accessories to perform various tests.

Among 11 analysts covering Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Nuance Communications had 35 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained the shares of NUAN in report on Tuesday, August 9 with “Neutral” rating. As per Tuesday, July 25, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 29 by Raymond James. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, May 11 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, January 6 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 7 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, August 7. Leerink Swann initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $19 target in Wednesday, September 9 report. Oppenheimer maintained Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) on Wednesday, August 9 with “Buy” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $21 target in Wednesday, August 9 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 49 investors sold NUAN shares while 98 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 100 raised stakes. 201.88 million shares or 0.45% less from 202.79 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Farmers And Merchants invested in 164,397 shares. Cipher Cap LP reported 0.08% stake. Ascend Limited Liability Com accumulated 1.17M shares. Kennedy Mngmt has 245,813 shares. Primecap Management Company Ca invested 0.14% in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN). Jana Ltd holds 230,427 shares. Kbc Grp Nv, Belgium-based fund reported 45,509 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0.01% in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) or 51,909 shares. 61,647 were reported by Lpl Fincl Limited Liability Corp. Creative Planning reported 26,761 shares. Stoneridge Invest Prns Limited Co accumulated 12,049 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt System holds 10,000 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement, a Florida-based fund reported 374,786 shares. Carl Domino reported 0.25% in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN). Ahl Partners Llp owns 552,466 shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $280,106 activity. Siegel Kenneth M sold 4,682 shares worth $74,912. 6,500 shares were sold by Tempesta Daniel David, worth $103,932.

Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc decreased General Mtrs Co (NYSE:GM) stake by 26,593 shares to 872,885 valued at $35.25M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Borgwarner Inc (NYSE:BWA) stake by 15,986 shares and now owns 63,350 shares. Werner Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:WERN) was reduced too.

Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc holds 1.95% of its portfolio in ESCO Technologies Inc. for 736,105 shares. Marshwinds Advisory Co owns 44,420 shares or 1.24% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Pier Capital Llc has 1.04% invested in the company for 100,023 shares. The Maryland-based Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc has invested 0.93% in the stock. Gam Holding Ag, a Switzerland-based fund reported 335,870 shares.

The stock increased 0.65% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $61.7. About 38,094 shares traded. ESCO Technologies Inc. (ESE) has risen 46.33% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.63% the S&P500.

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